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The Lab Staff

The people who work in the ARRL Lab have a broad range of Amateur Radio and professional experience, ranging from QRP to microwave and electromagnetic compatibility to RF equipment testing.   Meet the team, who supports ARRL members with their technical inquiries.

Meet the Lab

Ed Hare, W1RFI
Ed Hare, W1RFI
ARRL Laboratory Manager

Areas of expertise: EMC, RF safety, servicing equipment, QRP, HF mobile, CW
Represents Amateur Radio on various industry committees and working groups
Member:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member : IEEE Connecticut Executive Committee - Chair
Member:  IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, Board of Directors
Member:  IEEE Standards Association
Member:  IEEE EMC Society Standards Development Committee - Secretary
Member:  IEEE BPL EMC Working Group, Std. 1775  - Vice Chair
Member:  ANSI asc C63 EMC Committee - Subcommittee 5, Immunity - Vice Chair
Member:  QRP-Amateur Radio Club International Board of Directors

Bob Allison, WB1GCM
Bob Allison, WB1GCM
Product Review Engineer
Areas of expertise: Product Review testing, Vintage Radios, AM Operating, Digital Modes, Ham Radio History, Servicing Equipment, Teaching, Kit Building, Contesting, Public Speaking, and rag-chewing!

Zack Lau, W1VT
Zak Lau, W1VT
Senior Lab Engineer
Assists members with technical questions
Areas of expertise: RF design from 1.8MHz to 24GHz, antennas, propagation

RFI Engineer



Assists amateur radio operators resolve RFI issues via email and phone.

Areas of expertise:

Ham radio, VLF LF reception, AM radio, LED and Laser light communications, FM broadcast band Dx’ing



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